Business

RE/MAX North Country wins New Franchise of the Year award for IM site

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — RE/MAX North Country recently was recognized as the New Franchise of the Year for opening its third office at the junction of U.S. 2 and M-95 in Iron Mountain. Broker-owner Danelle Dove was presented with the award during RE/MAX of Michigan’s annual Regional ...

DCHS Women of Wellness Conference marks 32 years

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System hosted its annual Women of Wellness Conference on Saturday at Pine Grove Country Club, marking the 32nd year of this event. Professional keynote speaker Meg Bucaro taught how the “Superwoman Ideal” can cost women their health and ...

Firefighting funds

Florence Volunteer Fire Department Captain Jack Bomberg, left, accepts a $300 donation from Perry Jacobs from Jacobs Funeral Home. This money will be used for training and gear. Florence Volunteer Fire Department has a long history of serving and protecting the citizens of Florence County. The ...

Forest Park grant

The Forest Park kindergarten class has received a $500 grant from the Shopko Foundation to help purchase more flexible seating options for the classroom. Students will now have the ability to choose the type of seating that works best for them during carpet time and seat work.

Stephenson co-op in Aurora offers feed, seed and history

AURORA, Wis. — The Stephenson Marketing Cooperative building in Aurora, Wis., used to feature more than feed and seed. When it was the Florence County Cooperative, the store had a meat counter with a butcher. Customers could find clothes, spices and flavorings, even toothpaste. Some ...

Tax experts help explain changes in new law

Tax preparation is rarely easy, but this filing season comes with a unique set of complications. It’s the first year people are filing under the massive overhaul to tax law put in place by Congress in late 2017. Tax season also kicked off days after a partial government shutdown. Still, ...

Michigan waives estimated tax penalty for farmers

LANSING — The Michigan Department of Treasury is following the Internal Revenue Service and waiving the estimated tax penalty for any qualifying farmer or fisherman who files his or her 2018 state income tax return and pays any tax due by Monday, April 15. This tax relief is being provided ...

Lake Superior Partnership honors IM’s Champion

MARQUETTE — The Lake Superior Community Partnership recognized its 2019 Distinguished Service Award winners Feb. 20 at Northern Michigan University. The business service award went to Champion Inc. of Iron Mountain. Having served the region for almost a century, Champion Inc. has expanded to ...

Chamber event to offer ring as prize

IRON MOUNTAIN — A ring custom designed by Erickson Jewelers will be the top jewelry prize offered at the Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce’s Casino Royale at the Ritz event set for Saturday, March 9, at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain. The ring, which has an oval-shaped ...

Cameron to retire from DCHS

IRON MOUNTAIN — After three decades with the Dickinson County Healthcare System, Dr. Ray Cameron will close his ear, nose and throat practice Friday. Cameron is retiring as an otolaryngologist, though he said he might do some fill-in medical work as needed in the future “just to keep ...

Six Aspirus sites ranked among top rural hospitals

Five of Aspirus’ rural hospitals in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula — including the Iron River site — recently were named among the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored ...

Slivensky Hardware stays in the family

CRYSTAL FALLS — Slivensky Hardware and Lumber has marked a half-century in family hands as a fixture in Crystal Falls. Brothers Fred, Sam and Louis Slivensky originally purchased the Cloverland Supply Company, strictly a lumberyard at the time, in the late 1960s. Back then, the railroad ...

UP natural gas-fueled power plants may soon be operating, officials say

MARQUETTE — Two new sources of Upper Peninsula energy generation are expected to go into commercial operation in a matter of months. Construction activities at the Upper Michigan Energy Resources Corp.’s F.D. Kuester Generating Station in Negaunee Township and the A.J. Mihm Generating ...

Chamber prepares for Casino Royale at the Ritz on March 9

IRON MOUNTAIN — The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Casino Royale at the Ritz will be Saturday, March 9, at Pine Grove Country Club in Iron Mountain. This public fundraising event features gaming tables with blackjack, craps and roulette; jewelry raffles; gun raffles; ...

Gordon earns top spot in area real estate sales

IRON MOUNTAIN — Ryan Gordon of Iron Mountain was the area’s top-producing real estate agent for 2018 with $8.5 million in production volume earned, according to the Upper Peninsula Association of Realtors’ rankings of 83 local agents. Across the Upper Peninsula, Gordon ranked in the top ...

Wild Rivers Realty again paces property sales in area for 2018

FLORENCE, Wis. —Wild Rivers Realty & Associates has announced it is the top seller for 2018 among area real estate firms for the 13th consecutive year. Wild Rivers Realty sold $39,627,170 in property last year, according to the Upper Peninsula Association of Realtors statistics. The ...

Five mistakes to avoid in doing financial planning

We all have goals and dreams for the future. Whether you want to buy your first home, or are planning to open your own business, money is probably one of your primary considerations. This is just one reason why you need to create and maintain a strong yet flexible financial plan. Your plan is ...

CoVantage annual meeting Wednesday

ANTIGO, Wis. — CoVantage Credit Union members can attend the organization’s 66th annual membership meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Volm Theatre of Antigo High School, 1900 10th Ave. in Antigo. Member registration begins at 6 p.m. The meeting will include an introduction of the ...

Red Rose Security & Development

The Dickinson Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon-cutting for new member Red Rose Security & Development, an agency that specializes in web design and computer services for businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals. Some examples of the services they provide include custom web ...

Operation Action UP annual meeting Thursday

MARQUETTE — Operation Action U.P. will have its annual meeting starting at 8 a.m. Eastern time Thursday in the Don H. Bottum University Center Great Lakes Rooms on the Northern Michigan University campus, 1401 Presque Isle Ave. in Marquette. The meeting will open with registration and ...